Grand Theft

Testimonials

In November of 2013 I stole items from a roommate and I was charged with Residential Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(a), Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a) and Receiving Stolen Property (Penal Code Section 496 (a). I was also charged with drug offenses for Possession of Methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code 11377(a) and Possession of Paraphernalia (Health and Safety Code Section 11364.1(a). These charges were all felonies (except for the Paraphernalia charge) and I was looking at a maximum of 5 years in prison for these offenses.

[At the time of my arrest] I was having a lot of problems including drug addiction and I fled the state while the case was pending [the case became a felony warrant].  7 years later I was picked up on the warrant out of state and extradited back to California.

My family hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated my case with the District Attorney. He showed them that I had worked steadily since committing those crimes and I had remained crime free.
In the end, the District Attorney DISMISSED all the charges and reduced the Grand Theft to a misdemeanor which is the only charge I pled guilty to (Penal Code Section 487(a)! I will spend about 4.5 months in jail.  I also paid a substantial amount of the restitution up front as part of the negotiated deal.

I am very happy with this result as I no longer have to worry about a felony warrant hanging over my head and I got rid of several serious felonies [including a Residential Burglary which is a strike offense] that would have made it difficult for me to find a job.

As such I recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Residential Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(a), Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a), Receiving Stolen Property (Penal Code Section 496 (a), Possession of Methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code 11377(a) or Possession of Paraphernalia (Health and Safety Code Section 11364.1(a) case.

3/5/20
ZA


 

Grand Theft Felony Case Dismissed

I was arrested and charged with Penal Code Section 487(b) (3) Grand Theft by an employee as a felony. The police investigation revealed that me and an accomplice who was also charged, took property belonging to my employer with a value exceeding $23,000.00 [Twenty-Three Thousand Dollars]. The value of the property taken and the sophistication of the scheme was such that I was charged with a felony and I was looking at a maximum of three years in prison.
I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. [Mr. Bruzzo referred my accomplice to an attorney friend of his].  Mr. Bruzzo and my co-defendant’s lawyer, negotiated with the District Attorney. Mr. Bruzzo presented evidence of my good character and other matters in mitigation. He was first able to reduce the matter to a misdemeanor once we paid full restitution. Then he was able to get me the Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ) program when I admitted to the crime, gave DNA and attend a class with the result that the case will be DISMISSED 90 days later!
This result saved me from jail time and [avoids] a conviction on my record. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Penal Code Section 487(b) (3) matter.

Dec 21, 2018
AH


 

Grand Theft Felony Charges Dismissed

I was charged with 7 counts of Commercial Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(b)) as felonies; I was also charged with 7 counts of Possession of Fictitious Instruments (Penal Code Section 476) as felonies; and 7 counts of Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a) also as felonies. I was facing up to 16 years in state Prison for these offenses. The situation involved passing multiple bad checks at a bank. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent because of his experience with theft cases and his familiarity with the Courts and District Attorney.
 Mr. Bruzzo immediately discovered that the District Attorney had blown the statute of limitations on the Commercial Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(b) charges. That caused the DISMISSAL of one third of the charges.
Mr. Bruzzo continued to negotiate with the District Attorney and eventually they agreed to DISMISS ALL the felonies if I paid restitution and pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of insufficient funds (Penal Code Section 476a(a). I was not sentenced to any jail and I only have one year of [informal] probation. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Commercial Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(a)), Fictitious Instruments (Penal Code Section 476) or Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a) matter.

Oct 23, 2014
BB


 

I was arrested and charged with Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a)) for taking items from a store worth almost $1,800.00.  I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his past case results and his familiarity with the courts and District Attorney in Orange County. This case would have been filed as a felony but Mr. Bruzzo spoke with the District Attorney prior to the court date and the case got filed as a misdemeanor.  Notably, I had a prior case for the same thing.
Mr. Bruzzo went to court and negotiated with the District Attorney. Despite the high value of the items taken, he managed to get me a program and a DISMISSAL of the case with DNA. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any theft or criminal matter.

SD
2-28-13


I was charged with Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a)) and was facing up to 1 year in jail for this offense.  I had taken over $1,000.00 of property along with a co-defendant. I hired attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his success with theft cases and his experience with the District Attorney and the courts in Orange County. My co-defendant who was represented by another lawyer, ended up pleading guilty to the case. However, despite the fact we were charged with the same crime, Mr. Bruzzo negotiated a dismissal once I completed community service and gave DNA. I never pled guilty. As such I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Grand Theft or criminal matter.

JG
12/20/12

 

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